Total or partial tooth loss? Tooth decay? Dental Implants in Huntington Beach can be a long-term fix for a painful and unpleasant problem.
Think of an implant like an anchor or a root. This anchor is implanted surgically into the jaw where a tooth is missing. The anchor then bonds naturally with the bone in the jaw, making a firm and secure base on which to place an artificial tooth.
This artificial tooth is called a crown. We custom design each crown, using your existing teeth as models so that the crown blends seamlessly and provides you with the flawless smile you’ve always wanted. Call to learn more about dental implants in Huntington Beach today!
Dental implants can provide a lasting solution to many common problems:
On your first visit to our Huntington Beach office, one of our Huntington Beach Dentists will make x-rays of your teeth. These will be used to help map out a procedure that is designed to fit your unique needs. We will also create a mold of your mouth in order to tailor your implant to your individual smile.
Your dentist will then provide you with a variety of options, giving you an active role in creating a treatment plan that suits you best. This first visit also provides a great opportunity to go over your expectations and ask questions about your new dental implants.
Once our office has created a custom plan for your care, we will schedule a time to perform the actual procedure. It will begin with the dentist numbing the area surrounding the missing tooth. This will make the procedure as pain-free as possible. Once you are comfortable, the dentist will create an incision in your jaw bone, carefully carve out a small space and implant the post.
This implant will need a little bit of time to heal and become fused with your bone. This is crucial for the creation of a strong foundation for the crown and may require more than one visit.
The next part of the procedure involves the placement of your crown, or artificial tooth onto the implant. Your dentist will make adjustments to ensure that the crown is a perfect fit with your other teeth. When both you and your dentist are pleased with the results, the dentist will bond the crown permanently to the anchor and you’ll be ready to show off your new smile.
It’s not uncommon to experience some pain during the recovery period. This is why we recommend that you take it easy and rest as much as possible for 24-48 hours following the surgery.
After the initial recovery period is over, it is still important to watch what you eat for the next few weeks. Your doctor will advise you on a diet that will help you get the best, most long-lasting results from the procedure. This generally means eating soft foods for the first 7 to 30 days. You should avoid hot food or beverages and not drink from straws during this time. Drinking alcohol and smoking are likewise discouraged for at least a week after the surgery.
The great part is that once this recovery period is over, you can look forward to your implant lasting for a long time. With good oral hygiene practices and proper care, you will have a beautiful and long-lasting new smile for many years to come.
Contact Pacifica Tower Dental today for a free consultation on Dental Implants in Huntington Beach.